Nagaland Guv Ravi set to hold ‘final’ round of Naga peace talks

Nagaland Guv Ravi set to hold ‘final’ round of Naga peace talks

Agency News

New Delhi, Oct 31 : All eyes will be on what is given out to be the 'crucial and final round' of meeting between Nagaland Governor R N Ravi and NSCN (IM) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah on Thursday to end the 22-year-old peace talks.

Three meetings in last two days remained 'inconclusive' as differences over the contentious issue of a separate flag and constitution for Nagas still persisted.

However, at the end of second meeting on Wednesday and the third in last two days, sources said "there were positive signs and differences have narrowed down".

Sources said a 'clause' in the final agreement is likely to mention Naga Flag and Constitution stating that these shall be pursued 'post solution' through political and democratic political process.

The use of Flag for cultural purpose may be given a nod.

The news that 'hopes' still persisted brought some relief to the panicked public in Nagaland and adjoining areas as tension prevailed for last one week and more if the situation escalates to violence especially on ethnic lines. (UNI)